Italy and Germany in Marzabotto

On 17th April, President Ciampi and the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Johannes Rau, meet in Marzabotto to remember the victims of the Nazi massacre (770 civilians, almost all women and children). The meeting marks an important step in the reconciliation between Italy and Germany, two countries which have fought each other, responsible for serious war crimes, and which reaffirm the need for brotherhood among the peoples of Europe.